|"Question. Which is the Sabbath day?"||"Answer. Saturday is the Sabbath day."||"Question. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?"||"Answer. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because...the|
Council of Laodicea (A.D. 336) transferred the
solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."
|"Question. Have you any other way of proving that the church|
has power to institute festivals or precepts?"
|"Answer. Had she not such power, she could not have done that|
in which all modern religionists agree with her, she
could not have substituted the observance of Sunday
the first day of the week, for the observance of
Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is
no scriptural authority."
|"Question. How prove you that the church has power to|
command feast and holy days?"
|"Answer. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday,|
which Protestants allow of; and therefore they fondly
contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and
breaking most other feasts commanded by the same
|"Question. How prove you that?"||"Answer. Because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the|
church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them
under sin; and by not keeping the rest (of the feasts) by
her command,they again deny,in fact, the same power."
|THE LAW OF GOD||AS CHANGED BY MAN|
have strange gods before Me.
graven image, or any likeness of any
thing that is in heaven above, or
that is in the earth beneath, or that is
in the water under the earth: Thou
shalt not bow down thyself to them,
nor serve them: for I the LORD thy
God am a jealous God, visiting the
iniquity of the fathers upon the child-
ren unto the third and fourth generat-
ion of them that hate me; And
showing mercy unto thousands of
them that love Me, and keep My
Lord thy God in vain.
LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will
not hold him guiltless that taketh His
name in vain.
holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and
do all thy work; But the seventh day
is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
in it thou shalt not do any work, thou,
nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man
servant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy
cattle, nor thy stranger that is within
thy gates: For in six days the LORD
made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them is, and rested the
seventh day: wherefore the LORD
blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
thy days may be long upon the land
which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
against thy neighbor.
against thy neighbor.
house, thou shalt not covet thy neigh-
bour's wife, nor his manservant, nor
his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his
ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
|Exodus 20:3-17||(Butler's Catechism, page 28.)|
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